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Margot’s story: Community Café participant

Apart from living in London for a short while back in the 1970s, Margot has lived in South Birmingham her entire life – “I’m Birmingham...

Colin’s Story: Community Café participant and volunteer at the Spearhead Trust, Bell’s Farm, Druids Heath.

At 75 years old, Colin is a devoted father and grandfather, as well as a full-time guardian to one of his granddaughters. He discovered TAWS’...

Community Café Volunteer – Ellen’s Story

Ellen, aged 20, regularly volunteers at our community café in Druids Heath, which provides delicious sit-down meals created using surplus food. Ellen is currently studying...

Green and growing updates

The Active Wellbeing Society runs and is involved in a number of green projects, aiming to help communities access their local green spaces, learn gardening...

Baghza’s Story: Step Back Out – 5 to 10k Running group at Trittiford Mill Park

Baghza did cross country when she was at school but hadn’t got back into the habit of running in her adult life. She had always...

Claire’s story-Growing volunteer

Claire started volunteering at the All Saint’s community garden in Small Heath in February this year. With a passion for growing, gardening and, composting Claire...

Ambreen’s Story- From Running Group Participant to Volunteer Run Leader

Ambreen was born in Pakistan and moved to the United Kingdom in 2006. She experienced domestic abuse within her marriage for many years but chose...

Community Café Volunteer – Thiago’s Story

Thiago is a journalist from Brazil, who came to Birmingham temporarily to work on a British Red Cross project with refugees. Alongside this, he also...

Afrah’s Story

At The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS), we have recently taken on our fourth and final cohort of Kickstart employees. Kickstart is a Department for Work...

David Farnworth

David’s background is in the private sector and 3rd Sector and volunteering. He started his working career after leaving The University of Manchester in the...